We seek to challenge, encourage, equip and empower believers to become faithful followers of Jesus Christ through Gospel-centered worship. We seek to foster in believers attitudes of obedience, humility, love, unity, willingness to serve, peace, thankfulness, joy, self-discipline, accountability, forgiveness, dependence, flexibility, growth, faithfulness, and hope.
Pastor Matt Johnson
Pastor Matt, has served the local church with great passion since he gave his life to Christ in 2007. His desire is to see people raised to life through Christ. Matt is from Amarillo where he graduated from Caprock High school and continued on to get his bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University. Matt has been married to his high school sweetheart, Elisa, since 1997. Elisa is a math teacher at Ascension Academy and also teaches at the local Wayland Baptist campus. Matt and Elisa have two boys (Zane and Bentley) that they love dearly.
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." EPH 3:20
Remember it's not about me & you. It's about a savior.
His name is Jesus. Let's go make him famous.
Pastor Rick Chadick
Rick Chadick, an Associate Pastors at The Loft, answered the call to ministry many years ago. He has served as a Deacon, Elder, as well as serving on various church and ministry-related boards. His ultimate call came in 2010 when he was officially ordained as a Pastor.
Rick's heart lies in loving God's people in whatever capacity and opportunity the Lord presents.
Pastor Rick is self-employed, and resides in Amarillo, with his lovely wife, Jaci Chadick. The Chadicks are an active part in many local ministries, including The Golden Spread Emmaus Community, Chrysalis, and Kairos Outside. They have three sons, one daughter-in-law, as well as three grandchildren.
"He will keep those in perfect peace whose minds are stayed on him because they trust in him." ISAIAH 26:3
Pastor Debbie Ford
Pastor Debbie Ford, Worship Pastor at The Loft, has worked in full-time ministry since 2009. Her desire is to see people gathered together in unity in the honest worship of the Lord Jesus Christ. To see people of all ages, living out a lifestyle of worship and engage in the mission of the church. To not merely be spectators inside the walls, but to be active missionaries wherever they are in life.
Debbie lives in Amarillo, with her husband, Eddie Ford, who also serves as Head over Tech Ministry. They have served in ministry together since early in their marriage. Married May of 1990, they have two sons, Jordan, who serves as a Corpsman in the US Navy, Landry, as well as a daughter, Lyndzi and grand-son Hudson.
"But for me, it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works." PS 73:28
It is my passion to share through music, teaching, and
serving others, out of my love for Christ.
Pastor Joe Tindall
My Mother showed me and taught me who Jesus is from a very young age, and I have felt the call to preach The Gospel of Jesus Christ since I was 12 years old. I was ordained as a Deacon in 2002, Served in Prison Ministry for five years, and Ordained as a Minister in 2010 under Pastor Ralph Cunningham. I desire to preach the gospel, and if necessary use words. I have a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice Administration from West Texas A&M University. I work for The Texas Dept. Of Transportation. I'm married to my Beautiful Wife Jennifer Lovelady-Tindall. She is a Sales Associate at her father's business Rick Lovelady's Carpets. We are the proud parents of four amazing children: Braelin, Ryder, Kennedi, and Rickey "Munster".
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
(Galatians 2:20 NIV)
Pastor Roland and Jenny Taylor
Youth Pastor and Children's Director
Roland and Jenny have been married for 15 years and are blessed with four boys, Roland III, Wesley, Caleb, and William.
Roland and Jenny have been involved in ministry together for 16 years. They have served in children's ministry, youth ministry,
worship ministry, and missions. Their desire is that everyone God
puts in their life would come to know Jesus and see the potential of what God has called them to be. They work side by side to develop children and youth into mighty warriors for God, to daily put on the full Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20).
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of
the Holy Spirit," Matthew 28:19
Good News Club Director
Sherri Broyles is a retired Children's' Pastor of 32 years, (called into missions at 16). She has a husband, 2 grown boys, and 6 grandchildren. She is now a member of the Loft and volunteers weekly as the lead teacher for grades 1-5 in the 11:00 service. Sherri has a passion for ALL children to be loved and excepted and presented the gospel of Jesus Christ. Her vision is to see each child be brought into HIS kingdom. When God placed The Loft next door to Coronado Elementary School, HE called her to leave a legacy for a GOOD NEWS CLUB for those children.
“Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them; for such is the kingdom of God. And he took them in HIS ARMS...and blessed them.” Matthew 10:14-16
Remember in a 100 years it will not matter what kind of house you lived in or what car you drove. What will matter is the difference you made in the life of a child.
Doug & Donna Sims
Director of Community Group's
Doug & Donna Sims have been involved in GODs kingdom work most of their 36 years of marriage. They met through connections at WT. Donna was studying nursing, and Doug was pursuing a business degree. GOD has blessed them with two daughters, one son, two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law and seven grandsons (yes, no granddaughters yet). Doug is self-employed, and Donna is an RN at the VA. Doug describes himself as a country boy from Happy, Tx saved by GODs grace through the blood of Jesus. Doug desires to point you to Jesus so he (Jesus) can impact your life as he has Doug's.
Acts 4:13 - "When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished, and they took note that these men had been with Jesus."
Michael has served in leadership positions that helped to develop relationships that changed the lives of many, not only professionally, but privately as well. Michael knew that God was putting something in motion in his life that could later be used to glorify our Father. After 36 years of federal service; 6 years in the US Army & 30 years as an Air Traffic Controller Michael was being called to serve our Lord God.
Michael and his beautiful wife Christy have been married for over 26 years with three boys and one daughter. Michael & Christy have attended the LOFT since 2017 and knew immediately this is where they belonged. Being called into the ministry was and has been one of the greatest moments of his life. Michael has been able to develop spiritually through the love and support from our church staff and church family and continues to this day.
As the Ministry Coordinator, Michael assists in providing oversight and logistical support to all our ministries, as well as, working closely with our Lead Pastor. His purpose is to support all of our ministries and develop disciples that will carry the gospel into the mission field and impact our community.
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." - 2 Timothy 1:7
Lela and Steven Bigham have been tackling life together since 1999, meeting at Ft. Huachuca AZ in tech school. Serving in the military Steven in the Marine Corp and Lela in the Air Force. Loving people where they are at and sharing the Gospel has always been at the center of who they are from the very beginning.
Home has never been about four walls to the Bigham Family. Home is where your spouse and children are. Being a military family Lela and Steven have been from coast to coast and in between. The dependence on each other and God is what set the foundation for what you see now.
Lela and Steven have four beautiful children, Kapri, Abby, Joy and Roland. But this couple has been a powerhouse raising so many other kiddos while serving as Youth Pastors in Panhandle Tx for 11 years.
Lela’s passion is that no one slips through the cracks! That everyone she comes in contacts knows that they are valued, loved and wanted-just the way they are. Lela wants to encourage women to walk in victory with their heads held high knowing that without a doubt that Our Father-the one who stopped time of all creation to create them for a specific purpose loves them beyond measure!
I will praise You O Lord with my whole heart; i will tell of all your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You; i will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
Senior Adult Ministry
Terry got saved in 1993 and almost immediately started working with the youth and served God as a youth Pastor and Assoc. Pastor for 19 years at a local church where he was Licensed and Ordained several years ago. He also enjoys serving God through our Local Emmaus community as Community Spiritual Director.
Terry has one daughter, Kylie 25 yrs old. He enjoys playing in the dirt while riding his Quadzilla 500 at the ranch and riding his Can-Am Spyder on the pavement. Even though his passion is to work with the youth, He's very excited to serve the “ Older Kids” at The Loft Church. He feels God has given him a true heart for people and he will serve Jesus and others in any capacity God leads him! He truly believes– “No matter where God leads us-- The Spirit of God sustains us there!”
One of his favorite scriptures is John 14;6. Jesus is the only way to the Father! The scripture he struggles with the most is Ps 46;10 Be still and know I am God. His supreme Passion is to lead as many to Jesus as possible through word and deed!! In all reality he believes-- LIFE IS ALL ABOUT JESUS!!
Greeting Team Ministry
We have been going to The Loft since the very first service at the Ashmore Inn. I have been the greeting ministry leader since 2016. I love this ministry because I get to love on people. I have been with my husband for 20 years. We have 4 children between the two of us. Alli -25, Sydney and Noah (twins) -22 and Kylar -22. Alli is a police officer with the APD. Noah works for the city and recently got married. Sydney just graduated from college and got married last year. Kylar is going to college and set to graduate in December of 2019. I have worked at The Autoplex, BMW dealership for 22 years. Our family is big KU sports fans, mainly men's basketball. We enjoy traveling and spending time together. Family and friendships are extremely important to me. If I could tell my young self one thing it'd be to slow down and enjoy life!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Young Adults Ministry
Since the age of 7, God has given Catherine a passion to serve Him wherever He leads. She loves people and desires everyone she encounters to know they are loved by our amazing God and find the inexpressible joy that He gives. God has given Catherine vision to encourage the young adults ministry to grow exponentially. She views this season of life as crucial as they leave home and truly begin their adult lives. She wants everyone to know they are not alone and are seen and valued. Building relationships with others and sharing Jesus’ love is Catherine’s true calling.
Catherine grew up in Amarillo but took a brief hiatus from the Panhandle to go to school in Waco at Baylor University and then on to California for graduate school at Pepperdine. She currently works as Director of HR and Personnel at a banking securities company in Downtown Amarillo.
“You love Him, though you have not seen Him. And though not seeing Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy, because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” -1 Peter 1:8-9